Nellie Owens

nellie owens

August 8, 1935 ~ February 25, 2024

Born in: Upshur County, Texas
Resided in: Ore City, Texas

Funeral services for Ms. Nellie R. Owens, 88, of Ore City will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at First Methodist Church of Ore City. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore City.Β  There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2024 at the funeral home.

Nellie Ruth Owens was born August 8, 1935 in Upshur County, Texas to the late Amos W. Owens and Sarah Lee Dunson. Our mother gained her wings on February 25, 2024 at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: two sons, Perry (Claudia) Espie of DeSoto, Texas and Jimmy (Winderlyn) Owens of Tyler, Texas; five daughters, Sara Hollins of Pittsburg, Texas, Magalene Rayne of Huntsville, Texas, Gloria McCain Matthew of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Tewana (Nicolas) Owens of Ore City, Texas, and Alishia (Bryan) Brewer of Bradenton, Florida; one brother, Harrison (Jean) Owens, II of Antelope, California; four sisters, Eara (LoGene) Aldridge of Wichita Falls, Texas, Shirley Nelson of Longview, Texas, Phyllis Johnson of Longview, Texas, and Flora Jean (James) Young of Longview, Texas; one uncle, Bobby Lee Fort of Gilmer, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 8 great great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members; as well as special godchildren, Krystal and Mark Bunt of Dallas and Lone Star, Texas.

The loved ones who preceded her in death are: her parents; four uncles, J.B. Owens, Travis Wright, Marice Owens, and K.C. Owens; three brothers, Gene “Dead Eye” Owens, Raymond Stranger, Charles Espie; one grandson, Stevie “Stank” Chaney; one great-granddaughter, Keyonna Doddy; four aunts, Maude Douglas, Carrie Devance, Mavallie Hughes, and Velma Richardson; three sons-in-law, Claude Matthew, Louis Hollins, and Jody B. Hill; and a special pet, “Brownie”.


Visitation: March 8, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reeder-Davis Funeral Home - Ore City
109 Highway 259
Ore City, Texas 75683

(903) 968-0539

Funeral Ceremony: March 9, 2024 1:00 pm

First Methodist Church in Ore City
206 Althea St.
Ore City, Texas 75683


Cedar Grove Cemetery
104 Letha Court
Ore City, TX

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  1. Candle 2Tewana & Family,

    Sending my love and prayers to you all. I cherish all the many happy times we had with Miss Nellie.

  2. Tewana, your sweet mother was such a kind and gentle soul. A great friend of many years, and an Ore City icon. May God bless you with peace and comfort, and soon replace your sorrow with the memories and love of your lives shared together, until we are all reunited in Jesus presence. – Scott & Brenda Sartain

  3. Candle 2My friend. I will always remember her fondly and with much love. May God comfort and strengthen you all as you mourn.

  4. Candle 5Prayer and comfort. Place your faith in the Lord above. Rest in peace.
    Sandra, Harold, Kenneth and Warren Morrow

  5. Candle 5She had a big impact on my entire family during the time we lived in Ore City. God did not make many people like her. Thank you Lord for the gift of love you gave us through Miss Nellie.

  6. Miss Nellie Ruth was part of our family for many years. When my mother, Sue Newsom, went back to school to finish her teaching degree on Saturdays, she took care of us kids. She even helped us move to Spring Hill when Mother became a teacher there. I saw her through the years and always thought of her and her family fondly. My deepest sympathy to those left to cherish her precious memory. Sarah Dee, Gloria, I have the best memories of you two as well. Much love to all.

  7. Candle 5My Deepest condolences πŸ’
    Put your trust in GodπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ
    The Louis and Banks Family

  8. Candle 5R.I.P Ms Nellie and to the family trust God to guide you all during this time of sorrow my deepest condolences God Bless This Family πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  9. I was so sorry to hear about Miss Nellie’s death. I did not know she had been sick and am so sorry about that. Miss Nellie was a part of our family for so long we referred to her as our sister. She was wonderful to our Mother, as a friend, as support, as someone who cared and would stop and check on her. We loved her dearly. That is why I feel so badly that I didn’t know she was sick and in the hospital. Ore City will miss a lovely lady who genuinely cared for everyone and showed her love everywhere she went. She was loved by all who knew her. May Jesus give you comfort in knowing that Nellie is home with Him in Heaven, and the angels are waiting on her and singing all around her.

  10. Prayers to all of the family. I loved being in the nursery at church with Miss Nellie and also loved seeing her at my parents home too.

  11. Candle 5My heartfelt condolences to the entire family in time of y’all grief, my prayers are with everyone.

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